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{{Quote|The very best of evenings to you! ''[…]'' Now… to our new students, welcome, to our old students, welcome back! Another year full of magical education awaits you…|[[Albus Dumbledore]] starts his announcements over the [[1996]] Start-of-Term Feast.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
{{Quote|The very best of evenings to you! ''[…]'' Now… to our new students, welcome, to our old students, welcome back! Another year full of magical education awaits you…|[[Albus Dumbledore]] starts his announcements over the [[1996]] Start-of-Term Feast.|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
 
The '''Start-of-Term Feast''' is the traditional feast of the first night at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and welcomes the start of the school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is held in the [[Great Hall]] on the night of the First of [[1 September|September]] following the arrival of the students on the [[Hogwarts Express]]. The Welcoming Feast is notable for including the [[Sorting ceremony|Sorting]] of all new [[first year]] students into their [[Hogwarts Houses|Houses]].
 
The '''Start-of-Term Feast''' is the traditional feast of the first night at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] and welcomes the start of the school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is held in the [[Great Hall]] on the night of the First of [[1 September|September]] following the arrival of the students on the [[Hogwarts Express]]. The Welcoming Feast is notable for including the [[Sorting ceremony|Sorting]] of all new [[first year]] students into their [[Hogwarts Houses|Houses]].
   
The Feast is held in the Great Hall just like all of the other meals at Hogwarts, and is traditionally attended by every student and [[Professor|teacher]] at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft And Wizardry, other than [[Sybill Trelawney]]. During the Feast, hundreds of plates are set on each of the four House tables and are filled with food [[magic]]ally appearing on the empty plates, prepared by [[House-elf|house-elves]] working in the [[Hogwarts kitchen|kitchens]] below. Likewise, it is emptied by vanishing before their eyes when the Feast is complete.
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==History==
 
The types of food served are [[roast beef]], [[roast chicken]], [[pork chops]], [[lamb chop]]s, [[sausage]]s, [[bacon]], [[steak]], boiled [[potato]]es, roast potatoes, [[chips]], [[yorkshire pudding]], [[pea]]s, [[carrot]]s, [[gravy]], [[ketchup]], and [[Peppermint Humbugs|peppermint humbugs]]. For dessert, they had blocks of assorted ice cream, apple pies, treacle tarts, chocolate eclairs and jam doughnuts, trifle, strawberries, jelly, and rice pudding.
 
   
 
{{Dialogue a-b-c|Dumbledore|Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you.|Harry|Is he — a bit mad?|Percy|Mad? He's a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?|[[Harry Potter]] and [[Percy Weasley]]'s reaction to Dumbledores 1991 Start-of-Term speech|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b-c|Dumbledore|Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you.|Harry|Is he — a bit mad?|Percy|Mad? He's a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?|[[Harry Potter]] and [[Percy Weasley]]'s reaction to Dumbledores 1991 Start-of-Term speech|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
The Welcoming Feast is also used to introduce new members of the teaching staff to the student body, and to pass out important announcements and messages concerning the new school year. This is usually done in the form of a speech by the [[Headmaster]] or [[Headmaster|Headmistress]]. They may also choose to say a few words during this time, such as in [[1991]], when [[Albus Dumbledore]] told the students, "''Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!''", or in [[1994]], when he said ''"Tuck In!" ''Hereby, depending on the mood of the Head, the School Song may be sung, to no particular melody other than the individual's choosing. Sometimes, there is a musical presentation by pupils during the feast, for example in [[1993]], the [[Hogwarts choir|school choir]] led a presentation of ''[[Something Wicked This Way Comes]]'' before the announcements.
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The Start-of-Term Feast is also used to introduce new members of the teaching staff to the student body, and to pass out important announcements and messages concerning the new school year. This is usually done in the form of a speech by the [[Headmaster]] or [[Headmaster|Headmistress]]. They may also choose to say a few words during this time, such as in [[1991]], when [[Albus Dumbledore]] told the students, "''Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!''", or in [[1994]], when he said ''"Tuck In!" ''Hereby, depending on the mood of the Head, the School Song may be sung, to no particular melody other than the individual's choosing. Sometimes, there is a musical presentation by pupils during the feast, for example in [[1993]], the [[Hogwarts choir|school choir]] led a presentation of ''[[Something Wicked This Way Comes]]'' before the announcements.
   
 
[[Divination]] professor [[Sybill Trelawney]] usually chose not to attend such functions.
 
[[Divination]] professor [[Sybill Trelawney]] usually chose not to attend such functions.
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In the [[1995–1996 school year]], the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry]]-implanted teacher, [[Dolores Umbridge]], interrupted Dumbledore's welcoming speech at the end of the feast, which no other new teachers had ever done before, something the students found amusing. Umbridge went on to insult the students by speaking down on them as though they were five-year old children, and then began a very dull speech that most students simply wandered off into chatter (some [[Prefects]] pretended to listen to live up to their duties), with Umbridge continuing ignorantly. The other teachers and [[Hermione Granger]] knew the very meaning of the speech: "the Ministry is interfering at Hogwarts".
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==Description==
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The Feast is held in the Great Hall just like all of the other meals at Hogwarts, and is traditionally attended by every student and [[Professor|teacher]] at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft And Wizardry, other than [[Sybill Trelawney]]. During the Feast, hundreds of plates are set on each of the four House tables and are filled with food [[magic]]ally appearing on the empty plates, prepared by [[House-elf|house-elves]] working in the [[Hogwarts kitchen|kitchens]] below. Likewise, it is emptied by vanishing before their eyes when the Feast is complete.
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The types of food served are [[roast beef]], [[roast chicken]], [[pork chops]], [[lamb chop]]s, [[sausage]]s, [[bacon]], [[steak]], boiled [[potato]]es, roast potatoes, [[chips]], [[yorkshire pudding]], [[pea]]s, [[carrot]]s, [[gravy]], [[ketchup]], and [[Peppermint Humbugs|peppermint humbugs]]. For dessert, they had blocks of assorted ice cream, apple pies, treacle tarts, chocolate éclairs and jam doughnuts, trifle, strawberries, jelly, and rice pudding.
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', the [[Hogwarts choir]] was seen singing the song ''[[Something Wicked This Way Comes]]'' conducted by [[Filius Flitwick|Professor Flitwick]], though it is not shown in the book itself.
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* In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', the [[Hogwarts choir]] was seen singing the song ''[[Something Wicked This Way Comes]]'' conducted by [[Filius Flitwick|Professor Flitwick]], though it is not shown in the book itself.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', the candidates from [[Durmstrang Institute|Durmstrang]] and [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic|Beauxbatons]] are introduced during the Welcoming Feast. However, in the book they arrive prior to the [[Halloween feast]].
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* In the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', the candidates from [[Durmstrang Institute|Durmstrang]] and [[Beauxbatons Academy of Magic|Beauxbatons]] are introduced during the Welcoming Feast. However, in the book they arrive prior to the [[Halloween feast|Hallowe'en feast]].
*Through various combinations of circumstances, Harry Potter missed or partially missed a number of these in his school years, fully attending only the ones for his [[first year|first]], [[fourth year|fourth]] and [[fifth year]]s.
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* Through various combinations of circumstances, Harry Potter missed or partially missed a number of these in his school years, fully attending only the ones for his [[first year|first]], [[fourth year|fourth]] and [[fifth year]]s.
*[[Flaming kiwi cup]]s were to be amongst the dishes served at this feast in 1993, but the line mentioning them was cut from the film adaptation after being written into the original script.<ref>[http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Harry-Potter-and-the-Prisoner-of-Azkaban.html ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' script] on IMSDb</ref>
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* [[Flaming kiwi cup]]s were to be amongst the dishes served at this feast in 1993, but the line mentioning them was cut from the film adaptation after being written into the original script.<ref>[http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Harry-Potter-and-the-Prisoner-of-Azkaban.html ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' script] on IMSDb</ref>
   
 
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1995 Welcoming feast 2
Start-of-Term Feast
Event information
Location

Great Hall, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Date(s)

First day of School Term

Participant(s)
  • Hogwarts Students
  • Hogwarts Staff
  • Hogwarts Ghosts
Description

A Feast held on the first day of school term

"The very best of evenings to you! […] Now… to our new students, welcome, to our old students, welcome back! Another year full of magical education awaits you…"
Albus Dumbledore starts his announcements over the 1996 Start-of-Term Feast.[src]

The Start-of-Term Feast is the traditional feast of the first night at Hogwarts and welcomes the start of the school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is held in the Great Hall on the night of the First of September following the arrival of the students on the Hogwarts Express. The Welcoming Feast is notable for including the Sorting of all new first year students into their Houses.

HistoryEdit

Dumbledore: "Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Thank you."
Harry: "Is he — a bit mad?"
Percy: "Mad? He's a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?"
Harry Potter and Percy Weasley's reaction to Dumbledores 1991 Start-of-Term speech[src]

The Start-of-Term Feast is also used to introduce new members of the teaching staff to the student body, and to pass out important announcements and messages concerning the new school year. This is usually done in the form of a speech by the Headmaster or Headmistress. They may also choose to say a few words during this time, such as in 1991, when Albus Dumbledore told the students, "Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!", or in 1994, when he said "Tuck In!" Hereby, depending on the mood of the Head, the School Song may be sung, to no particular melody other than the individual's choosing. Sometimes, there is a musical presentation by pupils during the feast, for example in 1993, the school choir led a presentation of Something Wicked This Way Comes before the announcements.

Divination professor Sybill Trelawney usually chose not to attend such functions.

In the 1995–1996 school year, the Ministry-implanted teacher, Dolores Umbridge, interrupted Dumbledore's welcoming speech at the end of the feast, which no other new teachers had ever done before, something the students found amusing. Umbridge went on to insult the students by speaking down on them as though they were five-year old children, and then began a very dull speech that most students simply wandered off into chatter (some Prefects pretended to listen to live up to their duties), with Umbridge continuing ignorantly. The other teachers and Hermione Granger knew the very meaning of the speech: "the Ministry is interfering at Hogwarts".

DescriptionEdit

The Feast is held in the Great Hall just like all of the other meals at Hogwarts, and is traditionally attended by every student and teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft And Wizardry, other than Sybill Trelawney. During the Feast, hundreds of plates are set on each of the four House tables and are filled with food magically appearing on the empty plates, prepared by house-elves working in the kitchens below. Likewise, it is emptied by vanishing before their eyes when the Feast is complete.

The types of food served are roast beef, roast chicken, pork chops, lamb chops, sausages, bacon, steak, boiled potatoes, roast potatoes, chips, yorkshire pudding, peas, carrots, gravy, ketchup, and peppermint humbugs. For dessert, they had blocks of assorted ice cream, apple pies, treacle tarts, chocolate éclairs and jam doughnuts, trifle, strawberries, jelly, and rice pudding.

Behind the scenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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